Congrats to Moyer. Hope he gets 300 somehow. Not gonna happen, but cool.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13, 15
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
“Everything that happens before Death is what counts.”
― Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes
I read a stat from Buster Olney's blog today on espn.com that said Jamie Moyer has faced 8% of all major league hitters in baseball history.
Heard a phone-in interview with Moyer a couple years ago and the host asked him what he was doing. He said his son was driving him to the ballpark. Made me chuckle.
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When all is said and done more is said than done.
LHP Jamie Moyer, 49, became the oldest player in major-league history to record an RBI, according to Elias Sports Bureau, when he hit a two-run infield single Wednesday. It was just the second two-RBI game of Moyer's career; the other came June 18, 2004, at Pittsburgh while he was with the Mariners. At 49 years, 180 days, Moyer broke the record of former teammate Julio Franco, who was 155 days younger when he registered the last of his 1,194 RBI.
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I didn't see this the other day in Jaime Ramsey's blog when we faced Moyer, but I saw it today and it's just stunning to see IMO.
This is Moyer's first game against the Reds. Look at the names in those lineups. LOL. HoF'ers, Managers, ex-managers, etc. It just really puts his career into perspective for me.
Moyer looked like a 49 year old man trying to pitch in the major leagues Sunday and has no business doing so. If the Reds were doing this sideshow, I'd ask for anyone's head that made the decision. All he proved is that hitting a baseball is hard just by the fact that he can get anybody out.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
So far I've gotten Moyer pitching to Tony Perez. And in 1965, Tony Perez faced a 44 year old Warren Spahn (pitching for the Mets). I tried to find a game where Spahn would have faced Ott, but it looks like Ott didn't play much late in his career. Not sure who else was old when Spahn was young.
Also have to think Moyer will face Bryce Harper at some point.
“It was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice... It merely required no character.”
― Joseph Heller, Catch 22
Eric Gregg, I believe.
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